2017 World Sledge Hockey Challenge

2017 World Sledge Hockey Challenge
Game #1
Preliminary
Final
December 3, 2017 12:00 pm AST
MacLauchlan Arena
Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
3
2
3
8
0
0
0
0

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
12
14
9
35
0
3
5
8

Statistics

Teams
PP
PIM
1 / 5
33
0 / 5
10

Game Story

U.S. CRUISES PAST KOREA TO OPEN GOLD MEDAL DEFENCE AT WSHC

JASON LA ROSE

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Kevin McKee and Jack Wallace scored two goals apiece, helping the United States blank Korea 8-0 in the tournament opener Sunday at the 2017 World Sledge Hockey Challenge.

Declan Farmer added a goal and three assists for the Americans, the three-time defending gold medallists who have now won 16 consecutive games at the tournament, dating back to a gold medal game loss to Canada in 2013.

The U.S. started early, with Farmer going to the left hand to beat Korean goaltender Man Gyun Yu just 2:48 in before McKee slipped a shot under Yu 1:25 later to double the advantage.

Tyler Carron made it a three-goal game with an unassisted buzzer-beater at the end of the first period, gathering in a loose puck on the sideboards and snapping a quick shot over the shoulder of Yu.

The Americans held Korea without a shot on goal in the opening frame, including a seven-minute power play for the Paralympic hosts. Final shots favoured the U.S. 35-8.

Wallace got his first goal less than two minutes into the second period, tapping in a rebound after he broke in with Farmer on a two-on-none, and Adam Page found himself all alone in front of Yu late in the stanza to make it a 5-0 game after two.

That was all for Yu, who was replaced by Jae Woong Lee to start the third period after allowing five goals on 26 shots in a busy 30 minutes.

McKee greeted Lee with the sixth American goal just 88 seconds into the final frame off a scramble in front of the net.

Wallace converted the U.S. touchdown at 8:59 of the third, sliding out from behind the net and sneaking a shot past Lee with a quick under-the-sled move, before Billy Hanning got a point shot past the Korean goaltender just 34 seconds later to cap the scoring.

Steve Cash was perfect in the American goal, turning away all eight shots he faced to earn the shutout.

The U.S. is back in action Monday afternoon when it takes on Italy (12 p.m. AT), before the Koreans take on Canada in the night-cap (7 p.m. AT).

Player Of Game United States - 8 Jack Wallace Korea - 44 Hae Man Lee

Play by Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
GOAL
Goal: Declan Farmer

Assists: Jack Wallace
02:48
PENALTY
Penalty: Hae Man Lee
Holding (2:00)
03:21
GOAL
Goal: Kevin McKee (power play)

Assists: Josh Pauls, Declan Farmer
04:13
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Kevin McKee)
Too Many Players (2:00)
05:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Josh Misiewicz (Served by Travis Dodson)
Roughing (2:00)
07:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Josh Misiewicz (Served by Travis Dodson)
Hit to the Head - Major (5:00)
07:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Josh Misiewicz
Game Misconduct - Misconduct (20:00)
07:11
PENALTY
Penalty: Young Jae Cho
Holding (2:00)
12:54
GOAL
Goal: Tyler Carron

14:59
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Jack Wallace

Assists: Declan Farmer
01:43
PENALTY
Penalty: Brody Roybal
Interference (2:00)
10:00
GOAL
Goal: Adam Page

Assists: Brody Roybal, Kevin McKee
13:11
3rd Period
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Jae Woong Lee

00:00
GOAL
Goal: Kevin McKee

Assists: Adam Page, Brody Roybal
01:28
PENALTY
Penalty: Jack Wallace
Teeing (2:00)
02:06
PENALTY
Penalty: Young Sung Kim
Teeing (2:00)
06:29
GOAL
Goal: Jack Wallace

Assists: Declan Farmer
08:59
GOAL
Goal: Billy Hanning

Assists: Travis Dodson, Luke McDermott
09:33
PENALTY
Penalty: Ju Seung Lee
Slashing (2:00)
11:50
PENALTY
Penalty: Young Sung Kim
Roughing (2:00)
13:10

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins Shots Saves GA SV%
Steve Cash USA 45 8 8 0 1.000
Man Gyun Yu KOR 30 26 21 5 0.808
Jae Woong Lee KOR 15 9 6 3 0.667

Game Leaders

GA 0 - SV - 8 - SAV% - 1.000
GA 5 - SV - 21 - SAV% - 0.808
Goals 1 - Assists 3 - Points 4
G 1 - A 3 - P 4
Goals 2 - Assists 1 - Points 3
G 2 - A 1 - P 3

Previous Games

3 - 2 W v CanadaCAN
Dec 9, 2017
6 - 3 W v ItalyITA
Dec 9, 2017
5 - 1 W v ItalyITA
Dec 7, 2017
0 - 8 L @ CanadaCAN
Dec 7, 2017
5 - 2 W @ CanadaCAN
Dec 6, 2017
3 - 2 W @ ItalyITA
Dec 6, 2017
Videos
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2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – HCL 2 (Championship)
Three second-period goals helped Canada to its 14th Spengler Cup.
2016-17 NMT: CAN 3 – MIN 2 (Semifinal)
Marc-Antoine Pouliot had three points, and Canada advanced to the Spengler Cup championship game.
2016-17 NMT: CAN 5 – MHK 1 (Quarter-Final)
Raymond, Gormley and Ebbett had 1G 2A each, and Canada advanced.
2016-17 NMT - CAN 4 – HCD 3 (Preliminary)
Ebbett scored the winner, and Canada edged the Spengler Cup hosts.
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